If you're looking for a more anonymous way to search the Internet than Google or Bing offers, OS X Yosemite lets you change your search engine to DuckDuckGo. It's easy and fast. Read on to learn how.
To change Safari's default search engine to DuckDuckGo, do this:
- Launch Safari
- Choose Safari > Preferences
- Select Search
- Choose DuckDuckGo from the Search engine pop-up menu
OS X Yosemite's Safari includes DuckDuckGo as a search engine option
If you want to perform a quick search from another search engine, like Google or Bing, you can do that without changing your defaults. Just start typing your search query in Safari, then click the magnifying glass at the left end of the URL/search field to see a list of search engines.
DuckDuckGo isn't the same as Google, and that's exactly the point
DuckDuckGo may not offer search results that are as detailed as Google, but the company promises to keep your personal information private, which is a refreshing change in a world where everything about us seems to be for sale.
Want to know how to change the default search engine in iOS 8 for your iPhone or iPad? Michael Johnston has the low down in his awesome Quick Tip.